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Millennials Don’t Like ‘old movies’: Dire Implications for Classic Fantastic Film?

A piece in this weekend’s Los Angeles Times website holds dire implications for classic fantastic films. It is titled “Perspective: Millennials seem to have little use for old movies” by Neal Gabler. The point of departure for Gabler’s essay is the release of the new Spider-Man film, just a decade after the release of the […]

Scott Derrickson Seminar on “Transcendent Darkness”

Scott Derrickson is a film director and writer with a love for horror films. This has been demonstrated in his work on Hellraiser: Inferno (2000), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), as well as his work in science fiction with The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). Scott is leading […]

Call For Papers – Mythic Characters and Places Made Real: TV and Film In Situ

CALL FOR PAPERS Mythic Characters and Places Made Real: TV and Film In Situ An area of multiple panels for the Film & History Conference on Film and Myth September 26-30, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA www.filmandhistory.org Deadline: June 1, 2012 Popular media increasingly are becoming the foundation for “non-mediated” experiences with local, material culture. Now, […]

Scott Poole: Satan in America

I first heard of W. Scott Poole through the Religion Dispatches website that involves scholars interacting with pop culture and religion. Scott wrote an article on Jennifer’s Body that I commented on here, and which attracted a lot of interest at the now defunct HorrorBlips. Scott is associate professor of history at the College of […]

Sci Fi, Fantasy Horror, and “Reel’ Spirituality

I still remember one night in the 1970s when my dad gave my younger brother and I the option of watching The Wonderful World of Disney on television as part of our regular family habit, or a horror film on another channel. The curiosity of youth being what it was, we chose the horror film, […]

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